Syria, March 28: Turkey transferred MIM-23 HAWK to Idlib


The situation in the Syrian province of Idlib remains tense. Clashes continue between militants of radical groups and parts of the Syrian government forces, and Turkey is increasing its military presence in the region.


In the area of ​​Kansafra, artillery divisions of the Syrian Arab army fired on the positions of militants of radical groups. Before that, there were rocket attacks on the vicinity of the village of Kafr-Batykh, liberated by government forces in February 2020 during the military operation "Dawn in Idlib."

The provocative actions of the militants lead to the fact that the Syrian Arab army, despite the current ceasefire, responds to them with artillery shelling. It is precisely such a reaction on the part of Damascus that the militants are seeking, arranging the daily provocations of government troops. So, skirmishes between fighters and parts of government troops took place in the area of ​​the villages of Sfukhon, Al-Bara and Ihsim.

In the north-west of Aleppo province, in areas controlled by pro-Turkish armed groups, bullying of the local population continues. Militants force civilians to abandon their homes, after which they populate the homes of terrorists arriving in the province from neighboring Idlib.

In the province of Deir ez-Zor, not everything is calm. Units of the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps — personnel, trucks, and military equipment — arrive in the southeastern part of the region from neighboring Iraq. Iranian fighters are heading towards the city of Abu Kemal. It is obvious that the transfer of troops of the IRGC is carried out in order to help the Syrian government forces in confrontation with terrorist groups, primarily with cells of the Islamic State banned in Russia, operating in Deir ez-Zor.

In turn, more and more new units of the Turkish army arrive in Idlib province. Every day, the Turkish military equips new observation posts on Syrian territory, and military convoys with equipment and vehicles loaded with ammunition constantly cross border crossings on the Syrian-Turkish border.


According to the Zaman Al Wasl news agency, another Turkish military convoy arrived in Syria. It consists of 40 armored vehicles, 5 tanks, 200 troops of the Turkish army. Interestingly, American-made MIM-23 HAWK anti-aircraft missile systems, which are in service with the Turkish army, were also seen in the convoy.

Recall that the MIM-23 HAWK air defense system has a range of 25-40 km (depending on version), the maximum height of interception is from 13,7 to 17,7 km (also depending on version) and the minimum height of interception is 30- 60 meters. SAM uses missiles "Hawk" weighing 590 kg and a length of 5,08 meters.

According to Zaman Al Wasl, the Turkish military plans to deploy anti-aircraft missile systems at a newly established checkpoint south of the M4 highway. Thus, in addition to tanks and armored vehicles, the Turkish armed forces strengthen the defense of their observation posts with the help of military air defense systems.

Since terrorist groups do not have aviation, there is no doubt that Turkey is going to use military air defense systems against the Syrian air force in the event of another aggravation of the situation in Idlib. It is not very clear what relation the daily transfer of additional military equipment to the observance of the ceasefire has. What is this if not building up military power for the subsequent start of the next phase of hostilities?

Against this background, the Syrian authorities continue the struggle with the spread of coronavirus. Curfews remain in the largest cities of the country, but the situation may become the most difficult in the epidemiological plan in the northern regions of Syria. It was there that a large number of refugees accumulated in the campsites, and there is practically no medical care and proper control in the areas destabilized by the war.

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  1. Thrifty 28 March 2020 14: 29 New
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    To cover these positions from “Hurricanes,” yes “Tornadoes”, right there “Pinocchio” should show themselves in action!
    1. PSih2097 28 March 2020 18: 09 New
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      Quote: Thrifty
      right there, “Pinocchio” should show themselves in action!

      the TOC’s range does not allow it, it’s not the MLRS in its classic form, it’s the RKhBZ technique.
  2. Victor_B 28 March 2020 14: 29 New
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    The situation is becoming more fun ...
    If these Hawks begin to shoot down Syrian (God forbid!) Planes ...
    They lie to destruction along with TURKISH calculations!
    Well, how OUR should / will continue to operate - this riddle is great!
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    3. Grits 28 March 2020 16: 00 New
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      Quote: Victor_B
      They lie to destruction along with TURKISH calculations!
      Well, how OUR should / will continue to operate - this riddle is great!

      That's exactly for this and it is necessary to warn the Turks at the official level. Remind about the possible consequences and honestly talk about what will be done and what awaits them.
      1. PSih2097 28 March 2020 18: 16 New
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        Quote: Gritsa
        That's exactly for this and it is necessary to warn the Turks at the official level. Remind about the possible consequences and honestly talk about what will be done and what awaits them.

        or as an option to arrange a flogging - indicative.
      2. Nyrobsky 28 March 2020 21: 14 New
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        Quote: Gritsa
        That's exactly for this and it is necessary to warn the Turks at the official level. Remind about the possible consequences and honestly talk about what will be done and what awaits them.

        No longer needed. Ankara at one time assumed responsibility and the obligation to sort the bearded in the zone of its responsibility, that is, in the province of Idlib, until 15. Several times, with the sufficient patience of Damascus, Moscow and Tehran, this obligation was extended until December 09.2018, but it remained unfulfilled, as a result of which the CAA attack occurred and depressed half of the Idlib province, which was managed to stop with Ankara’s great insistence on personal meeting Edik and GDP. Agreed. As part of the arrangements, Edik had the same obligation, namely, to calm down the insane bearded. To ensure a truce, this would be enough, but Edik himself apparently picked up “insanity” and decided to increase his hemorrhoids to a level that could not be cured and could only be resolved in an operable way. Each column reinforcing the Turkish presence and impunity of the bearded, proportionally weakens Ankara's contractual positions in the event of a resumption of the advance of the SAA. In case of failure of the agreements, this territory will be stupidly cleared to zero from any Turkish influence since Ankara has not fulfilled its obligations more than once. If only yesterday, this topic could be regulated and considered from the point of view of tomatoes, gas pipelines, tourism and other craps of the economic cluster, but today it’s at the level of the coronavirus recession and the related global economic decline on a global scale, with the use of reserves to support its own pants and the loss of trump cards "we are here, and here you are," there is nothing to agree on. In vain Edik went on a demonstration of his intentions to resolve the issue with the help of force, with the full connivance of the outing of the bearded, because now they will definitely be beaten up in view of the absence of other options.
    4. TermNachTer 28 March 2020 17: 06 New
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      Those "hawks", little godochki already - even scary to think! Of course, if L-29 enters his coverage area, then he is not a tenant. But if the Su - 34, then I think it will be “clogged" with interference, and if they add in what is being directed to the radar, it will be very good. I think that Erdogan once again "makes a serious mine, with a bad game."
  3. Mitroha 28 March 2020 14: 34 New
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    Quote: Victor_B
    They lie to destruction along with TURKISH calculations!

    And WITHOUT notifications and approvals !!!
    It would be better of course proactive, but we are a peaceful country, this is not our method
  4. Mytholog 28 March 2020 14: 38 New
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    Apparently, the Turks could not agree with their "friends".
    The agreement with the Russian Federation will remain unfulfilled.
    Prepare from pi..yuley fight back.
    1. Mitroha 28 March 2020 14: 53 New
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      It is annoying that somehow it is too "unexpected" at the same time as amers all this is being done. Those, too, the patriots reportedly deployed.
      Pandemic pandemic, and petty affairs on schedule
    2. knn54 28 March 2020 15: 19 New
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      While the Turks are sabotaging the agreement, I hope that it will not come to a quarrel.
  5. rotmistr60 28 March 2020 14: 46 New
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    ... and Turkey is increasing its military presence in the region
    "And in the village of Gadyukino it rains again", i.e. negotiate with the Turks as much as you like, and they will bend their own. As a result, it will not end in good.
  6. sabakina 28 March 2020 14: 47 New
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    Militants force civilians to abandon their homes, after which they populate the homes of terrorists arriving in the province from neighboring Idlib

  7. spectr 28 March 2020 14: 52 New
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    Already more like stealing money, as was the case with the Chechen company in Russia.
  8. sabakina 28 March 2020 14: 52 New
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    If on this video SAM, then I'm the pope!
    1. Victor_B 28 March 2020 14: 58 New
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      Quote: sabakina
      SAM MIM-23 HAWK

      Dear Pope!
      It would be extremely curious to hear from you a sermon on the present form of the MIM-23 HAWK air defense system.
      Here, for example, is what they write and draw on the reputable VO resource:
      https://topwar.ru/40879-zrk-mim-23-hawk-polveka-na-sluzhbe.html
      In my opinion, it’s very similar ...
      PS Request - no offense!
      PPS Submission of material intentionally in a humorous manner.
    2. Thunderbolt 28 March 2020 15: 31 New
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      Quote: sabakina
      If on this video SAM, then I'm the pope!

      in this video = we see how Russian artillery makes arUs in w to change positions. Your shots fell in love with your shot. These are the guys from the Air Defense Forces of the North Army. They will march the co-oolon’s advance with a march. artillery gun while the number of "Chechen" anti-aircraft guns dydyby along Syrian roads. I do not have questions, so it is necessary to conduct the column. The frame did not reach, but the beast was passed through the column and animals from Tactical aviation.
      1. Victor_B 28 March 2020 15: 43 New
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        Quote: Thunderbolt
        on this = video
        I unsubscribed when the word photo was not replaced by the word video and rushed to look for the photo.
        If I mixed something up, then I’m sorry ...
  9. Thunderbolt 28 March 2020 15: 00 New
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    The situation in the Syrian province of Idlib remains tense.
    Of course the situation is tense. Turkey is pushing heavy artillery to the forefront. This speaks of the nearest tactical directions. There now the partisans are conducting reconnaissance. Soon heaping all the masses with the full support of the Turkish batteries. NATO wants to conquer the sky in order to fully ensure the so-called promotion in its conception. "democratic squads" to Samoggo Damascus.
    I won’t say what military-diplomatic measures are being taken to prevent a Turkish offensive. Separate air brigade, some well done, there is no order yet
    1. Thunderbolt 28 March 2020 15: 36 New
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      every sword this cutlass
  10. Ros 56 28 March 2020 15: 13 New
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    Well, well, the Turks apparently begin to become impudent. And what will it result in in the end, do not they understand?
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  11. Evgeny Suslin 28 March 2020 15: 15 New
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    All this is sad. The Turks are annexing Syrian territory as in northern Cyprus. Then the de facto Turks will declare Idlib their territory. And the UN will moan and ask to draw a line of demarcation for the introduction of observers. Something like that, in my opinion.
    1. protoss 28 March 2020 20: 03 New
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      Actually, Turkey did not attach North Cyprus to itself. that formally independent unrecognized state, such as Transnistria or Abkhazia, is only in a much better condition.
      so that
      Then the de facto Turks will declare Idlib their territory

      will not happen, they are friends with the head.
  12. cniza 28 March 2020 15: 16 New
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    Since the terrorist groups do not have aviation, there is no doubt that Turkey intends to use military air defense systems against the Syrian air force in the event of another aggravation of the situation in Idlib.


    All the same, the Sultan does not give up his venture to bite off a piece of Syria.
    1. Oleg Zorin 28 March 2020 15: 50 New
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      Why should he refuse, for this he has no incentive. Yes, he lost on points the last round. But the match didn’t end.
      1. cniza 28 March 2020 17: 03 New
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        That's exactly the “match” is still all ahead and the truth is not on his side ...
    2. Paul Siebert 29 March 2020 04: 17 New
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      All the same, the Sultan does not give up his venture to bite off a piece of Syria.

      As if the Kurds did not bite off a piece of Turkey from the Sultan ... wink
      1. cniza 29 March 2020 08: 49 New
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        If the Sultan continues in the same vein, a very likely scenario.
  13. Oleg Zorin 28 March 2020 15: 46 New
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    Getting ready ... everyone getting ready. Initially, it was clear that all agreements were only a temporary truce. One round is over, but the match is yet to come.
  14. Graz 28 March 2020 15: 46 New
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    It’s necessary to transfer short-range strike complexes Tochka-U to the Syrians, let them beat the Turks
    1. Grits 28 March 2020 16: 20 New
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      Quote: Graz
      It’s necessary to transfer short-range strike complexes Tochka-U to the Syrians, let them beat the Turks

      They have. Only after the Syrians strike, the Turks will testify that the Syrian army attacked the Turkish, which is tantamount to a declaration of war. And you know what will be the most amazing? The fact that the entire "world community" of Turks in this screech will support. Together with the entire UN, it’s practically in full force. And with a blue eye they will declare the aggression of Syria against the Turkish armed forces, that Turkey has every right to defense. They will not give a damn at all that the Turkish troops were on the territory of Syria, they will not give a damn that this is an annexation of a foreign country. In this inverted world, we now live.
      And they will pile on with a whole bunch that Syria will not do.
  15. ximkim 28 March 2020 16: 01 New
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    : What can I say request They don’t like to talk, they prefer business. Negotiations should be conducted with those who observe them. Again Turkish posts have grown like mushrooms ... We are waiting for the first of April, then everything will be clear (I don’t like to guess) ..
  16. Pavel57 28 March 2020 16: 10 New
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    Analog and peer 3M9.
  17. Nikolaevich I 28 March 2020 16: 49 New
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    It is unlikely that Turkey has preserved the HAWK (MIM-23A) air defense system! Weapons are too outdated! Perhaps we can talk more seriously about the Improved HAWK (MIM-23B) air defense system ... which means that you have to rely on range of 40 km and reach at a height of 18 km ...
  18. Lelek 28 March 2020 17: 52 New
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    (... the situation in the northern regions of Syria may become the most difficult from the epidemiological point of view. It is there that a large number of refugees have accumulated in the camps, and there is practically no medical care and proper control in the areas destabilized by the war.)

    In addition, Erdogan was forced to return the "refugees" who did not break into the EU. The blackmail of the “Sultan” did not succeed and, as a type of vicious and vengeful, he will begin (IMHO) a massacre in the province of Idlib.
  19. steelmaker 28 March 2020 20: 57 New
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    I don’t think that these air defense systems and what does Turkey comply with the agreements? And everything that does not comply with the agreements must be DEMONSTRATELY destroyed! And how else to MAKE YOU RESPECT yourself?
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    mvg 28 March 2020 21: 12 New
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    the author, then, articles about anything, but figs with them, you can not read. but how much is already on the site, you can at least technically competently draw technical characteristics to learn, the cat Matroskin is even more competent. it's VO, not rambler.
  21. Thunderbolt 29 March 2020 04: 43 New
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    All of your Hock batteries are reckoned to work in = in New Zealand replace
  22. Varaga 29 March 2020 16: 58 New
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    Erdogan jumps, paskudnik. Not only one attempt by the state. coup in Turkey ...